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· April, 2015

Stories about Digital Activism from April, 2015

12 April 2015

An Aggressive Turn in Chinese Censorship Practices: ‘The Great Cannon’

Advox

"It is likely that this attack, with its potential for political backlash, would require the approval of high-level authorities within the Chinese government."

11 April 2015

Did a Facebook Post Speed up the Rescue of Tajik Citizens from Yemen?

"And who will rescue us? We live in Yemen, work as doctors, there are more than 300 of us, 400 if to count children too."

10 April 2015

‘This Is Not Our War': Pakistanis Want Nothing to Do With Saudi Arabia in Yemen

"We are a much informed and politically engaged nation now and we will not let our government fight other's wars."

9 April 2015

Did Pakistani Spies Just Kill a University Debate on Balochistan?

Public discussions on Balochistan's war are rare. Pakistan's largest, least-populated and poorest province is witnessing its fifth separatist movement since 1947.

6 April 2015

The 147 People Killed in the Garissa Attack Are More Than a Statistic

Twitter users have started using the hashtag #147notjustanumber to celebrate the memory of those slain when armed militants stormed Garissa University College.

Meet Mexico's Crowdfunding Campaign Against Censorship and Bots

5 April 2015

In Bangladesh, a Mobile App Provides a Platform Where Women Can Feel Free to Talk

Rising Voices

Maya provides a platform where women can freely speak about their emotional, medical, legal, and social needs anonymously, without being judged.

2 April 2015

Social Network Analysis Reveals Full Scale of Kremlin's Twitter Bot Campaign

RuNet Echo

Visualised data on nearly 20,500 pro-Kremlin Twitter "bot" accounts reveals the massive scale of information manipulation attempts on the RuNet.

Bahraini Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab Arrested Again for Tweets

Advox

Leading Bahraini human rigts activist Nabeel Rajab was arrested from his home today, allegedly over tweets he shared on the microblogging site regarding the situation of prisoners in Jaw Prison.

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